Antoni Piechniczek
Personal information
Full name Antoni Krzysztof Piechniczek
Date of birth (1942-05-03) 3 May 1942 (age 81)
Place of birth Chorzów, Poland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1959 Zryw Chorzów
1960–1961 Naprzód Lipiny
1961–1965 Legia Warsaw 56 (5)
1965–1972 Ruch Chorzów 151 (6)
1972–1973 Châteauroux
International career
1967–1969 Poland 3 (0)
Managerial career
1973–1975 BKS Stal Bielsko-Biała
1975–1979 Odra Opole
1980–1981 Ruch Chorzów
1981–1986 Poland
1986–1987 Górnik Zabrze
1987–1990 Espérance Sportive de Tunis
1988 Tunisia
1989 Tunisia
1993–1995 United Arab Emirates
1996–1997 Poland
1997 Al Rayyan
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Poland (as manager)
FIFA World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1982
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Antoni Krzysztof Piechniczek (born 3 May 1942) is a Polish former football player and manager. From 2007 to 2011 he was a Polish senator.[1]

Playing career

Piechniczek was born in Chorzów. He played for clubs such as Naprzód Lipiny, Legia Warszawa, Ruch Chorzów and LB Châteauroux. He played also three matches for Poland national team.[2]

Managerial career

As a football coach he has led teams such as Ruch Chorzów, Górnik Zabrze, Al Rayyan (Qatar) or Espérance Tunis (Tunisia).

He is well known for coaching Poland national team. He coached Poland from 1981 to 1986 and from 1996 to 1997. He coached Poland at 1982 FIFA World Cup, where Poland won the bronze medal and at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

He coached also Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

Political career

In the 2002 local election Piechniczek was elected to the Silesian Regional Assembly II Term and was one of the three Vice-Chairpersons of the assembly. In 2006 he was re-elected, but his term (Assembly III Term) was ended after one year. In 2007 Piechniczek was elected to the Senate of the Republic of Poland (upper chamber of Polish parliament) and since 2007-11-05 he is a senator VII Term.


  1. ^ "Senat RP - Senatorowie". Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.